Library Assistant


Vernon Area Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
$18.67 per hour

Library Assistant – Youth & School Services Department

Application Deadline September 12, 2019

Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Required Education Bachelor's Degree or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate

Job Description

The Library Assistant is responsible for assuring high patron satisfaction while staffing the reference desk and answering patron questions in accordance with current library policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities

Works at the reference desk to answer questions and provide basic readers' advisory in person or via telephone, email, instant message, or any other form of electronic communication. Provides exemplary service to patrons in a timely and confidential manner. Maintains knowledge of current and popular children's literature and media. Keeps current on educational trends, including common core and local school assignments. Utilizes bibliographies, Novelist K-8, and other recommendation tools to assist children 0-14 and other patrons interested in youth materials. Provides basic help with circulating and non-circulating technologies. Assists librarians, as needed. Refers in-depth or extended reference and readers' advisory questions to librarians.

Required Experience & Training

Reference or information desk experience in a public library setting is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively provide reference assistance and instruction services. Strong technology skills to include Microsoft Windows and Office applications, Google Suite applications, the internet, eReaders, and tablets. Thorough knowledge of popular materials and readers' advisory resources. Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices, and materials.

Physical Demands

Constantly sitting and viewing/working at a computer. Frequently standing, walking, bending/stretching, pushing/pulling, and reading/interpreting data. Occasionally stooping/kneeling, reaching overhead, lifting/moving items up to 50 pounds, and moving wheeled carts weighing up to 100 pounds between buildings in all weather conditions.

To Apply

A full job description is available upon request. To submit an application, cover letter, and resume, please visit > About > Employment. For questions, please contact Anthony Nitti, Head of Human Resources, at 224-543-1417 or

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Application Note: 
Application Contact: 
Anthony Nitti
Apply To: 
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire , IL 60069
Phone: 224-543-1417
Fax: 847-634-8449
42° 11' 55.6476" N, 87° 56' 12.1092" W